Egham Crime Overview

Egham is the third most dangerous medium-sized town in Surrey, and is the 28th most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Egham in 2020 was 64 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 21% higher than the Surrey rate of 50 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Egham is the 80th safest medium-sized town, and the 1,797th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Egham had the worst crime rate in Surrey for theft from the person, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.10 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2019 was also a bad month for Egham residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.17 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Egham are violence and sexual offences, with 644 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 17% higher than 2019's figure of 536 offences and a difference of 3.68 from 2019's crime rate of 18. Egham's least common crime is robbery, with 12 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 58% from 2019's figure of 19 crimes.

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Crime in Egham Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Egham This Year

 EghamSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour88830.2724,96320.8831% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft501.701,2681.0638% more dangerous
Burglary1254.263,6503.0528% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2518.567,3226.1229% more dangerous
Drugs1113.782,7712.3239% more dangerous
Other Crime411.401,3391.1220% more dangerous
Other Theft1394.744,9354.1313% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons150.515330.4512% more dangerous
Public Order2598.837,5216.2929% more dangerous
Robbery120.413690.3124% more dangerous
Shoplifting802.732,9472.4610% more dangerous
Theft From the Person140.483640.3038% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1404.774,9294.1214% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences64421.9522,38018.7215% more dangerous

Egham Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ewell2,83951.7924% safer
Horley1,36452.9321% safer
Camberley2,23155.9815% safer
Weybridge1,75457.8811% safer
Ashford1,82463.201.4% safer
Egham1,88164.11-
Redhill2,46165.702.4% more dangerous
Epsom2,50971.8611% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Egham

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Egham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25231930Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.11.50.891.7Getting worse
Burglary74.254.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9779Getting worse
Drugs1.21.72.63.8Getting worse
Other Crime0.920.920.751.4Getting worse
Other Theft9874.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.440.340.480.51Getting worse
Public Order7779Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.310.310.650.41Safer
Shoplifting5.03.93.82.7Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.410.551.10.48Safer
Vehicle Crime4.64.664.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17181822Getting worse

Changes In Egham's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Egham to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Egham64.11-
Barnet67.715% more dangerous
Coventry77.4117% more dangerous
Croydon83.2223% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8125% more dangerous
Bristol86.2126% more dangerous
Leicester97.4434% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8738% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2840% more dangerous
Bradford133.0252% more dangerous
Leeds137.1053% more dangerous

Crime in Egham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Egham Hythe & Pooley Green78180Second
Egham Town57384First
Englefield Green & University61346Third

Crime in Egham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Egham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Egham saw a 600% increase in bicycle theft. Egham saw a large fall in theft from the person during September, when it fell by 75% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-14%+152%+69%+33%+43%+10%+36%+108%+145%+255%
Bicycle Theft+100%-67%+300%-+300%+14%+50%-43%+600%+150%
Burglary+63%-20%-71%-31%--57%+78%-37%-23%-63%
Criminal Damage and Arson+136%+14%-23%+17%+67%+13%+24%-8%-17%-20%
Drugs+129%+300%+57%-+17%+67%-25%-47%+25%+33%
Other Crime+133%-33%+50%+33%+33%+300%+100%+50%+300%+200%
Other Theft+36%-71%-46%-41%-68%-38%-48%-29%-18%+17%
Possession of Weapons-67%------+100%--
Public Order+85%+50%+48%+50%+92%-12%+125%+26%-26%-
Robbery---33%--50%+200%----
Shoplifting+233%-56%+20%--33%-58%+50%+13%-65%+150%
Theft From the Person-50%--50%-50%---75%--40%-
Vehicle Crime+43%-45%+42%-71%-28%-75%-38%-11%+70%+17%
Violence and Sexual Offences+4%+23%-24%+21%+42%+6%+45%+57%+25%+28%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Egham

What police force serves Egham?
Egham's local territorial police force is the Surrey Police.
How dangerous is Egham?
Egham is the third most dangerous medium-sized town in Surrey.
What is Egham's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Egham are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Egham?
Egham's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021